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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Edition No 894 

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  10/4/2013: JANE CAMPION PRESIDENT, LAMBERT WILSON HOST AT CANNES
French actor Lambert Wilson will be Master of Ceremonies at the 2014 Festival de Cannes presentations, and Jane Campion will be Jury President – the only female to have won the Palme d’Or (The Piano, 1993). “I can’t wait,” said Campion.
  10/4/2014: ADG AWARDS 2014 NOMINATIONS
Daniel Nettheim has received two ADG nominations this year, for TV Comedy for his work on Mr and Mrs Murder and in the Children’s TV category for Dance Academy, while veterans and newcoers compete for the Feature Film award (see below).
  10/4/2014: GLADIATOR COMES ALIVE WITH ORCHESTRA & VOICES
Gladiator came alive at the Opera House last weekend when it was screened in the Concert Hall while the 100 piece Sydney Symphony Orchestra played the Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard score on stage, and the 80 piece choir’s angelic voices supplemented the vocal poetry of Lisa Gerrard, whose ethereal presence next to the harp was a highlight of an already highlighted experience.
  17/4/2014: AROUND THE BLOCK OUT OF THE BLOCKS
After a delay of some months, Around The Block starring Jack Thompson and Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Christina Ricci will finally release across Australia on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital platforms on July 16 after a short window of theatrical screenings from June 16 at the Cremorne Orpheum followed by a screening at The Randwick Ritz on the June 23.
 
  24/4/2014: 3D NAKED AMBITION PORN TAKE-OFF
A spin-off of the popular 2003 film Naked Ambition, (which opens in selected cinemas in Australia today) addresses the problems of the Hong Kong sex industry, Naked Ambition 2 brings audiences to the heart of the Japanese adult video (AV) industry. The film stars Chapman To as an unsuccessful Hong Kong commoner who vows to do something unforgettable in his life. His good friend, portrayed by Josie Ho, pulls some strings to help Chapman debut in the AV industry, where he receives training from the legendary AV actor, Taka Katō, who teaches Chapman the ways of the “golden fingers.”
  24/4/2014: MOVIES NOW -25th MOVIE CLUB SEASON
Movies Now, the ‘movie club’ returns for its 25th season (from Wednesday, July 9) of mystery films screened prior to their commercial release, presented by Andrew L. Urban, at Dendy Newton (Sydney) under the auspices of Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education
 
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